Blimps on the way

Canadian air space will be a little more crowded this month when two Goodyear airships fly up from their u.s. bases for promotional and sports events.The Eagle, from Gardena, Calif., is coming to b.c. for five days beginning Aug. 11 to...

Canadian air space will be a little more crowded this month when two Goodyear airships fly up from their u.s. bases for promotional and sports events.

The Eagle, from Gardena, Calif., is coming to b.c. for five days beginning Aug. 11 to support a ‘Blimp Days Tire Event.’

It will then leave for Victoria to provide ‘eye-in-the sky’ coverage of the 15th Commonwealth Games for cbc tv Aug. 17-29.

In Toronto, Goodyear plans another Blimp Days Tire Event when the airship Stars and Stripes arrives Aug. 9 from its home in Pompano Beach, Fla.

After this seven-day stop, the Stars and Stripes will travel to the Napanee/Kingston, Ont. area Aug. 17-18 for another Blimp Days Tire Event, as well as taking local dignitaries aloft. DC